Evacuation Order in Effect Between Apgar Loop Road and Logan Pass

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September 05, 2017
Evacuation Order in Effect Between Apgar Loop Road and Logan Pass
All park entrances remain open. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed between Apgar Loop Road and Logan Pass. Logan Pass is accessible via the St. Mary Entrance. Apgar Village, Campground, and Picnic Area are open.
 
For the latest information on the Sprague Fire, please visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5510/
 
Based on recommendations from the Sprague Fire Incident Management Team, Glacier National Park has issued an Evacuation Order effective September 3, 2017 at 10 am for all residents and visitors from the south end of Lake McDonald to Logan Pass. This includes the Lake McDonald Lodge, concession housing, Kelly Camp Area, and the Avalanche and Sprague Creek Campgrounds.
 
Logan Pass is still accessible from the east side of the park. The duration of the evacuation is unknown at this time.
 
The Sprague Fire Incident Management Team made the recommendation in preparation for this evening’s forecasted high east winds, which could increase activity on the west side of the Sprague Fire.
 
Park rangers will be making notifications in the area. Don’t wait to be contacted by authorities to leave. Visitors should take all of their belongings with them as it is unknown when the area will be safe to return. Evacuating the fire area early helps firefighters keep roads clear of congestion and allows them to move more freely to do their job.
 
Once residents and visitors leave, they will not be allowed in the closed area until it is deemed safe again. Law enforcement officers will be patrolling the closed area to provide security.
 
Remember the Five P’s of Immediate Evacuation:
• People and Pets (and other livestock too)
• Papers (important documents)
• Prescriptions (medications, eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.)
• Pictures (and other irreplaceable memories)
• Personal computer (e.g., information on hard drives and disks)
 
Montana Ready, Set, Go! Information
http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/forestry/docs/fire-and-aviation/prevention/final-montana-rsg-guide.pdf
 
All interpretive programs in the Lake McDonald area are cancelled until further notices.
 
Some trails and backcountry campgrounds are closed due to fire activity. Please check https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/conditions.htm for current trail and backcountry campground status.
 
Most areas of the park remain OPEN including areas of the North Fork, Apgar Village, the Going-to-the-Sun Road between St. Mary and Logan Pass, Granite Park Chalet, Two Medicine, St. Mary, Many Glacier and Goat Haunt. Please check the park website for current conditions at https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.

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